Travel information


The DS/ALT 2014 Conference will take place in the Hotel Golf (4*). The Hotel Golf is situated in a beautiful park full of old trees in the very heart of Bled. Boasting magnificent views of Lake Bled, Bled Castle and the Julian Alps, the hotel has 150 rooms and suites. There is also a modern conference centre with all the necessary equipment for organising successful conferences and business meetings. The hotel offer is complemented by one of Slovenia's best wellness centres and hotel swimming pools that would best be described as pools with a view. We have reserved a number of rooms at reduced rates at the conference hotel, as well as in the neighbouring Trst and Jadran.

How to get to Bled

Airplane: Slovenia's national carrier Adria Airways offers regular schedule flights to most major European cities. Ljubljana is linked to Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, Brussels, Paris, London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Moscow, Sarajevo, Istanbul, and others. Airport Joze Pucnik Ljubljana is 36 km away. Regular daily services mostly provided by the Slovenian national carrier Adria Airways operate between Ljubljana Airport and all major European hubs. In addition there are some cheap flights available from London and Brussels.
Bus: It is also possible to reach Slovenia from neighbouring countries by bus. International bus transport is well organized and relatively inexpensive. The timetables and other information can be found at the web address of local bus transport agency.
Car: You can get to know a country best if you visit it by car. You can reach Slovenia via one of the border crossings with Italy, Austria, Hungary or Croatia, or you can rent a car in one of our car rental agencies. Slovenia�s highways are good and clearly signposted; beside the roads you will find rest stops, inns with overnight accommodation, and motels.
Train: Lesce � Bled railway station, which is on the route between Munich, Salzburg, Villach, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Athens and Istanbul, is just 4 km from Bled.

Entering Slovenia

Border formalities are none since Slovenia is a part of Schengen Area and correspond to the European standards. Citizens of member countries of the European Union, Croatia, and Switzerland can cross the border with a valid personal identification document, but the visit cannot be longer than thirty days. All those who need visas to visit Slovenia can obtain them from Slovenia�s representative offices in their home countries. Please find all the latest information on the procedure and conditions for obtaining a visa to enter Slovenia at the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Invitation Letters (Letters of guarantee): We can only issue invitation letters when a delegate is duly registered to DS/ALT 2014 i.e. a registration form has been made, and the related registration fees have been fully paid and received by our accounting office.


The host town Bled lies in the north-west part of Slovenia, at the foot of the Julian Alps. This thousand-year-old municipality is one of Slovenia�s premiere tourist resorts and is well-known for its mild sub-Alpine climate, fresh air and thermal spa waters. The emerald-green glacial Lake Bled with a small island lying in its middle is best seen from the iconic castle perched high up on a rock overlooking the lake.

Facts about Slovenia

Area: 20,256 km2
Population: 2 mio
Capital: Ljubljana
Language: Slovene
Religion: Roman-catholic (82%)
Climate: Alpine, Continental, and Mediterranean
Time zone: Central European Time GMT + 1
Political system: multiparty parliamentary democracy
Currency: EUR

Facts about Bled

With immense natural beauty, Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts, renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. The beauty of the mountains reflected on the lake, the sun, the serenity and the fresh air arouse pleasant feelings in visitors throughout the year, guaranteeing an ideal base or a relaxing break or an active holiday. Bled attracts businessmen, artists, athletes, explorers, sport enthusiasts, the old and the young, from all over the world, enchanting them to return again and again.

This small town with 5.600 inhabitants is located in the north-west part of Slovenia, 55 km from Ljubljana (capital city of Slovenia), 45 km from the Italian and Austrian borders and 35 km from the Airport Joze Pucnik Ljubljana.

Basic facts: Altitude 501 m, Castle Hill 604 m, Mount Stra�a 646 m, Number of inhabitants 5476, Tourist capacity 4000 beds. Lake: altitude 475 m, length 2120 m, width 1380 m, area 144 ha, maximum depth 30.6 m, maximum annual water temperature is 26�C. For more information check here.

Points of interest

  • Bled Castle, built on a steep rock cliff nearly 100m high, is a silent witness to the former power of Bled. It is still the centre of tourism in Bled.
  • Lake Bled was formed after the recession of the Bohinj glacier. It is up to 2120 m long and up to 1380 m wide, its maximum depth being 30,6 m and tectonic in origin.
  • Bled Island with its idyllic Baroque Church, belfry, chapel, and presbytery with its grand staircase and famous "Bell of wishes" dating from 1535, it is a remarkable monument.
  • The Vintgar gorge the Radovna, a small mountain river, forms a wonderful gorge, 3 km long and in places only few meters wide. The beautiful wooden path is mainly attached directly to the rocks of the canyon.
  • The pilots from the airfield of Lesce-Bled can take you by their "Cessna" planes on an unforgettable panoramic flight above Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Mt.Triglav, 2864m. You can also choose another scenic destination in the country, like the Adriatic coast.
  • Of course do not miss the famous cream cakes, known to Bled for decades, which are in fact a symbol of Bled. Although you can buy them elsewhere, those from Bled are simply the best.


For participants' reference we provide below a list of recommended hotels. These hotels have rooms reserved for the conference until the 1st of September. Rooms will be booked on "first come first serve" bases. All participants will be kindly asked to register through the on-line system for registration and hotel booking. There will be a shuttle service organised to and from Ljubljana Airport. You will be able to book the shuttle together with your hotel booking.

Hotel Golf 4* superior (CONFERENCE VENUE)
Double room single use, lake view 144 EUR
Double room single use, park view 122 EUR
Double room, lake view 174 EUR (87 EUR per person)
Double room, standard 138 EUR (69 EUR per person)
All prices include self-service breakfast, Wi-Fi, indoor pool, discount on wellness services, and VAT.

Hotel Savica 3* (across the street from the conference venue)
Double room single use 87 EUR
Double room 108 EUR (54 EUR per person)

Hotel Jadran 3* (300m from the conference venue)
Double room single use 65 EUR
Double room 78 EUR (39 EUR per person)

Hotel Trst 3* (200m from the conference venue)
Double room single use 66 EUR
Double room 92 EUR (46 EUR per person)

All prices include self-service breakfast, cable internet, indoor pool in Hotel Golf, discount on wellness services, and VAT.
Hotel accommodation for invited speakers will be provided in the Hotel Golf.